[Sugar-devel] Home view activities layout
fgrose at gmail.com
Mon Aug 2 13:49:00 EDT 2010
On Mon, Aug 2, 2010 at 10:50 AM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> sameer wrote:
> > This reminds me of something tangential...when the home view gets
> > crowded like this, will the search feature help in locating an
> > activity? Does the mechanism exist?
> i seem to recall that this mechanism does exist, but has been
> disabled. the issue was that if you unknowingly touched a key
> while in the home view, the search would kick in, often leaving
> you with an empty home screen -- no matches to the search,
> therefore now icons. perhaps if the non-matching icons were
> greyed out instead of eliminated completely, we could bring it
In the Journal, an empty search results in a prominent display of the
Journal icon with 'No matching entries' and a Clear search button. This
feedback helps in discovering the purpose of that "long oval bar with a
mysterious symbol (later associated with a magnifying glass)".
Graying out the non-matches introduces 2 potential issues. First, confusion
with Activity bundles (un-instantiated Activities). Second, it may leave too
much distracting information rather than focusing on only the matches.
I would prefer an 'Empty search' view like the Journal, using the central XO
figure with the words 'No matching entries' then the Clear search button
below (just like the Journal screen).
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